Counseling Services: A Guide For Parents
The adjustment to college can be a challenging time for the whole family. We consider you to be an important part of helping your student successful adjust to this transitional time in his/her life. We are committed to collaborating with parents and family members to support students academically, emotionally, and socially as they transition to college life.
Services are available to all students at no cost
Typically, an appointment can be scheduled within a few days. Students should call (203) 773-8149 to make an appointment. However, if your child is experiencing an emergency, he or she should call 911 or visit a local emergency room.
Services After Hours
If your student is already being seen with us, please know that our counseling center adheres to the professional and ethical standards of the federal and Connecticut state laws. Without written consent from the students, we are unable to disclose whether or not they have made an appointment of any additional information. The main exception to this rule is if the student is in imminent danger of causing hurt to themselves or someone else.
Signs that Your Student May Need Services
Please keep in mind that is not intended to be a complete list of sign and symptoms.
- Excessive Absences from Classes
- Decline in academic performance
- Poor concentration or motivation in classes
- Difficulties in selecting a major
- On-going worrying about academic failure
- Contemplating dropping out of school
- Recent increase or decrease in weight
- Changes in physical appearance and hygiene
- Increase in irritability
- Increase in crying episodes
- Exaggerated emotional responses
- Increase in mood swings
- Complaints of stomach aches and tension headaches
- Changes in sleep habits
- Alluding to suicide or making statements around self-injurious behaviors
- Coming home every weekend
- Relationship Issues
- Reporting on-going conflict with roommate
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and loved ones